Iowa Public Television

K-12 Connections Event
Stories & More: ABC's
Subject Area:
    Language Arts/Communication

Stories & More ICN sessions are interactive, educational and fun! During the session we read stories, watch short videos, sing songs, discuss and do activities. Participating in ICN sessions is a great way to get children excited about technology as well as our various topics. Content is geared toward Prek-1st grade audiences.

ICN Sessions are offered by Iptv and the ICN at NO COST to participants. You will also receive a supplementary book to keep in your classroom, library, or center.


Great ABC books that may be used in session:

  • Dr. Seuss's ABC, An Amazing Alphabet Book
  • Curious George's ABCs
  • Bad Kitty, by Nick Bruel
  • Poor Puppy, by Nick Bruel
  • The Alphabet Book, by P.D. Eastman
  • Apple, Banana, Cherry

Materials Needed for this session:

  • NONE

Following this ICN session, confirmed registrants receive the complimentary books Goodnight Moon ABC and Poor Puppy or alternate titles.

Stories & More sessions are offered each month on a Thursday. Each day there will be two opportunities to participate, 9:30-10:15 AM and 12:30-1:15 PM. Click on the titles below for more information and to register for other Stories & More ICN sessions.

  • September 19 - Stories & More: ABC's
  • October 17 - Stories & More: Animals
  • November 21 - Stories & More: Families
  • December 12 - Stories & More: Counting & Number Concepts
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    Related Lesson Plans and Units:

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    Classroom Resources:

    The following related programs are available on IPTV's broadcast or from the AEAs: (Check the K-12 Classroom Television ( Web site for broadcast dates and times.)

    • BETWEEN THE LIONS (Grade Level: PreK-2)
    • MARTHA SPEAKS (Grade Level: PreK-2)
    • SUPER WHY! (Grade Level: PreK-2)

    Sessions are provided at no cost by Iowa Public Television in collaboration with the Iowa Communications Network to PK-12 students and the adults working with or on behalf of PK-12 students in Iowa.

    Sign up for the K-12 Connections eNewsletter to receive timely information regarding ICN sessions like this one.

    Contact Person:
    Abby Brown

    (800) 532-1290 or (515)242-4181; (515)242-4187
    Offering Dates & Times: Registration Deadlines:
    September 19, 2013
     Thursday, 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
    Audience: PreK-1
    Friday, September 13, 2013
    September 19, 2013
     Thursday, 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
    Audience: PreK-1
    Friday, September 13, 2013
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